Articles, Books, & Chapters

Selected publications related to RPLC networks

*names in bold indicate work by RPLC Network member/associate.


July 2018 Publications

The RPLC- related publications published in the month of July include the following:


Rural Governance

Vince, J., & Stoett, P. (2018). From problem to crisis to interdisciplinary solutions: Plastic marine debris. Marine Policy.

McNeely, G., & Ashton, W. (2018). Critical gaps in public policy programs in Canada: Identifying subject areas for graduate training in rural policy. Journal of Public Affairs Education, 0(0), 1–23.

O’Donoghue, C., Loughrey, J., & Sologon, D. M. (2018). Decomposing the Drivers of Changes in Inequality During the Great Recession in Ireland using the Fields Approach. The Economic and Social Review, 49(2, Summer), 173–200.

Cullen, P., Dupraz, P., Moran, J., Murphy, P., O’Flaherty, R., O’Donoghue, C., … Ryan, M. (2018). Agri-Environment Scheme Design: Past Lessons and Future Suggestions. EuroChoices, 0(0).

Herron, R. V., & Wrathall, M. A. (2018). Putting responsive behaviours in place: Examining how formal and informal carers understand the actions of people with dementia. Social Science & Medicine, 204, 9–15.

Minnes, S., Breen, S.-P., Markey, S., & Vodden, K. (2018). Pragmatism versus Potential: New Regionalism and Rural Drinking Water Management. Journal of Rural and Community Development, 13(2).

Ryser, L., Halseth, G., & Markey, S. (2018). Restructuring of Rural Governance in a Rapidly Growing Resource Town: The Case of Kitimat, BC, Canada. EchoGéo, (43).

Meyers, W., & Johnson, T. G. (Eds.). (2018). Handbook of International Food and Agricultural Policies (Vol. 1). World Scientific.

Bollman, R. D., & Ashton, B. (2018). Rural Policy in Canada. In Handbook of International Food and Agricultural Policies (Vols. 1–3, pp. 149–180). World Scientific.

Meyers, W. H., & Johnson, T. G. (2018). Evolving Agricultural and Rural Policy in a Global Context: Diverse Origins and Varied Paths. In Handbook of International Food and Agricultural Policies (Vol. 1, pp. 1–15). World Scientific.

Weber, B., & Kilkenny, M. (2018). Rural Policy in the United States. In Handbook of International Food and Agricultural Policies (Vols. 1–3, pp. 43–70). World Scientific.

Butters, L., Okusipe, O. M., Eledi, S. B., & Vodden, K. (2018). Engaging the Past to Create a New Future: A Comparative Study of Heritage-driven Community Development Initiatives in the Great Northern Peninsula. Journal of Rural and Community Development, 12(2–3).

Shortall, S. (2018). Changing Gender Roles in Irish Farm Households: Continuity and Change. Irish Geography, 50(2), 175–191.

Refsgaard, K., Teräs, J., Kull, M., Oddsson, G., Jóhannesson, T., & Kristensen, I. (2018). The Rapidly Developing Nordic Bioeconomy: Exerpt from State of the Nordic Region 2018.

Minnes, S. (2017). Ontario’s Clean Water Act and Implications for Rural Serviced Municipalities. Water (9), 538.

Hall, Heather M., Kelly Vodden, and Rob Greenwood. 2016. “From Dysfunctional to Destitute: The Governance of Regional Economic Development in Newfoundland and Labrador.” International Planning Studies 22 (2):49–67.

Ashton, William, Wayne Kelly, and Ray Bollman. 2015. “POLICY REVIEW: Municipalities Amalgamate in Manitoba: Moving towards Rural Regions.” The Manitoba Law Journal 38 (June):123.

Chelan, Zirul, Greg Halseth, Sean Markey, and Laura Ryser. 2015. “Struggling with New Regionalism: Government Trumps Governance in Northern British Columbia, Canada.” Journal of Rural & Community Development 10 (2):136–65.

Coates, Ken, Carin Holroyd, and Joelena Leader. 2015. “Managing the Forgotten North: Governance Structures and Administrative Operations of Canada’s Provincial Norths.” Northern Review 0 (38).

Vodden, Kelly. 2015. “Governing Sustainable Coastal Development: The Promise and Challenge of Collaborative Governance in Canadian Coastal Watersheds.” The Canadian Geographer / Le Géographe Canadien 59 (2):167–80.

Cesaretti, Gian Paolo, Rosa Misso, Francesca D’Alessandro, H. Shakir Hanna Safwat, Brent S. Steel, and Zacharoula S. Andreopoulou. 2014. “Sustainable Governance for a New ‘Proximity Market’of Our Agriculture.” RIVISTA DI STUDI SULLA SOSTENIBILITA’ 2014/2 (2):31–42


Migration in Remote and Rural Areas

Li, M., Goetz, S. J., & Weber, B. (2018). Human Capital and Intergenerational Mobility in U.S. Counties. Economic Development Quarterly, 32(1), 18–28.

Shortall, Sally, and Ruth McAreavey. 2017. “Gender, Migration and Development: Can Advocacy Groups Be More of a Hindrance than a Help?Social Sciences 6 (2):49.

Hamilton, Lawrence C., Kei Saito, Philip A. Loring, Richard B. Lammers, and Henry P. Huntington. 2016. “Climigration? Population and Climate Change in Arctic Alaska.” Population and Environment 38 (2):115–33.

Netto, Gina, Maria Hudson, Mike Noon, Filip Sosenko, Philomena de Lima, and Nicolina Kamenou-Aigbekaen. 2015. “Migration, Ethnicity and Progression from Low-Paid Work: Implications for Skills Policy.” Social Policy and Society 14 (4):509–22.

Baldacchino, Godfrey, and Carmen Sammut. 2015. “The Migration Crisis: No Human Is Illegal.” The Round Table 105 (2):231–33.

Gutiérrez, Lidia Carvajal, and Thomas G. Johnson. 2014. “Impacts of Remittances from Canada’s Seasonal Workers Program on Mexican Farms.” International Labour Review, n/a-n/a.


Natural Resource Development

Micha, E., Roberts, W., Ryan, M., O’Donoghue, C., & Daly, K. (2018). A participatory approach for comparing stakeholders’ evaluation of P loss mitigation options in a high ecological status river catchment. Environmental Science & Policy, 84, 41–51.

Stephenson, R. L., Paul, S., Wiber, M., Angel, E., Benson, A. J., Charles, A., … Neis, B., … Sumaila, U. R. (2018). Evaluating and implementing social–ecological systems: A comprehensive approach to sustainable fisheries. Fish and Fisheries, 0(0).

Beaudreau, A. H., Chan, M. N., & Loring, P. A. (2018). Harvest portfolio diversification and emergent conservation challenges in an Alaskan recreational fishery. Biological Conservation, 222, 268–277.

Minnes, S., Breen, S.-P., Markey, S., & Vodden, K. (2018). Pragmatism versus Potential: New Regionalism and Rural Drinking Water Management. Journal of Rural and Community Development, 13(2).

Ryser, L., Halseth, G., & Markey, S. (2018). Restructuring of Rural Governance in a Rapidly Growing Resource Town: The Case of Kitimat, BC, Canada. EchoGéo, (43).

Carter, K. L., & Vodden, K. (2018). Applicability of Territorial Innovation Models to Declining Resource-Based Regions: Lessons from the Northern Peninsula of Newfoundland. Journal of Rural and Community Development, 12(2–3).

Halseth, G., Markey, S., Ryser, L., Hanlon, N., & Skinner, M. (2018). Exploring New Development Pathways in a Remote Mining Town: The Case of Tumbler Ridge, BC Canada. Journal of Rural and Community Development, 12(2–3).

Olfert, M. Rose, and David Natcher. 2016. “Adaptation in a Resource-Based Economy in the Northern Great Plains.” Great Plains Research 26 (1):35–49.

Poudel, Krishna Lal, Thomas G. Johnson, and Rachna Tewari. 2016. “Property Rights and Sustainable Natural Resource Management.” Environmental Management and Sustainable Development 5 (2):30–40.

Ryser, Laura M., Greg Halseth, Sean Markey, and Marleen Morris. 2016. “New Mobile Realities in Mature Staples-Dependent Resource Regions: Local Governments and Work Camps.” Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, September.

Stoett, Peter, and Owen Temby. 2015. “Bilateral and Trilateral Natural Resource and Biodiversity Governance in North America: Organizations, Networks, and Inclusion.” Review of Policy Research 32 (1):1–18.

Halseth, Greg, Laura Ryser, Sean Markey, and Alex Martin. 2014. “Emergence, Transition, and Continuity: Resource Commodity Production Pathways in Northeastern British Columbia, Canada.” Journal of Rural Studies 36:350–61.


Rural Renewable Energy

Giordono, L. S., Boudet, H. S., Karmazina, A., Taylor, C. L., & Steel, B. S. (2018). Opposition “overblown”? Community response to wind energy siting in the Western United States. Energy Research & Social Science.

Piras, S., Pancotto, F., Righi, S., Vittuari, M., & Setti, M. (2018). Food waste as a (negative) measure of social capital. A study across Italian Provinces DEMB Working Paper Series, No. 127, University of Bologna

Setti, M., Banchelli, F., Falasconi, L., Segrè, A., & Vittuari, M. (2018). Consumers’ food cycle and household waste. When behaviors matter. Journal of Cleaner Production.

Cawley, A., O’Donoghue, C., Heanue, K., Hilliard, R., & Sheehan, M. (2018). The Impact of Extension Services on Farm-level Income: An Instrumental Variable Approach to Combat Endogeneity Concerns. Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy.

De Menna, F., Dietershagen, J., Loubiere, M., & Vittuari, M. (2018). Life cycle costing of food waste: A review of methodological approaches. Waste Management.

Grainger, M. J., Aramyan, L., Logatcheva, K., Piras, S., Righi, S., Setti, M., Vittuari, M., Stewart, G. B. (2018). The use of systems models to identify food waste drivers. Global Food Security.

Grainger, M. J., Aramyan, L., Piras, S., Quested, T. E., Righi, S., Setti, M., … Stewart, G. B. (2018). Model selection and averaging in the assessment of the drivers of household food waste to reduce the probability of false positives. PLOS ONE, 13(2), e0192075.

Piras, S., Vittuari, M., Möllers, J., & Herzfeld, T. (2018). Remittance inflow and smallholder farming practices. The case of Moldova. Land Use Policy, 70(Supplement C), 654–665.

Pagani, Marco, Thomas G. Johnson, and Matteo Vittuari. 2017. “Energy Input in Conventional and Organic Paddy Rice Production in Missouri and Italy: A Comparative Case Study.” Journal of Environmental Management 188 (March):173–82.

De Menna, Fabio, Matteo Vittuari, and Giovanni Molari. 2015. “Impact Evaluation of Integrated Food-Bioenergy Systems: A Comparative LCA of Peach Nectar.” Biomass and Bioenergy 73 (February):48–61.

Johnson, Thomas G., and Ira Altman. 2014. “Rural Development Opportunities in the Bioeconomy.” Biomass and Bioenergy 63 (April):341–44.

Steel, Brent S., John C. Pierce, Rebecca L. Warner, and Nicholas P. Lovrich. 2014. “Environmental Value Considerations in Public Attitudes About Alternative Energy Development in Oregon and Washington.” Environmental Management 55 (3):634–45.

Cavicchi, Bianca, John M. Bryden, and Matteo Vittuari. 2014. “A Comparison of Bioenergy Policies and Institutional Frameworks in the Rural Areas of Emilia-Romagna and Norway.” Energy Policy 67 (April):355–63.


Transformation in Indigenous Communities

Blanchet-Cohen, Natasha, and Mutang Urud. 2017. “Tana’ Bawang (Homeland): Cultural Safety and the Kelabit Land Struggle in Borneo.” AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples, June, 1177180117714409.

Natcher, David, Shea Shirley, Thierry Rodon, and Chris Southcott. 2016. “Constraints to Wildlife Harvesting among Aboriginal Communities in Alaska and Canada.” Food Security, October, 1–15.

Petrucka, Pammla, Deanna Bickford, Sandra Bassendowski, Wayne Goodwill, Connie Wajunta, and Bonnie Jeffery. 2016. “Positive Leadership, Legacy, Lifestyles, Attitudes, and Activities for Aboriginal Youth: A Wise Practices Approach for Positive Aboriginal Youth Futures – ProQuest.” Journal of Indigenous Health 11 (1):177–97.

Mulrennan, Monica E. 2014. “On the Edge: A Consideration of the Adaptive Capacity of Indigenous Peoples in Coastal Zones from the Arctic to the Tropics.” Geological Society, London, Special Publications 388 (1):79–102.